Prof Jonathan Redfern

Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Director of the North Africa Research Group

Jonathan Redfern

Professor Jonathan Redfern founded the North Africa Research Group in 2000. He is Chair of Petroleum Geoscience and Head of the Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering Group at the University of Manchester.

He obtained a BSc in Geology from Chelsea College London and a PhD at Bristol University. Prior to joining academia Jonathan had 15 years experience in industry. He began his career in the oil industry in 1984, working for Fina UK in the North Sea. before joining international new ventures based in Singapore, later managing regional studies in Libya and across North Africa. He subsequently joined Amerada Hess, as part of a specialist new ventures team, with a global remit, and latterly as Chief Geologist in Indonesia.

His research expertise lies in regional petroleum system analysis, basin modeling and clastic/ glacial sedimentology.

He is a Fellow of The Geological Society and member of the AAPG and PESGB. He is also an associate editor of the AAPG Bulletin and the Journal of Petroleum Geology.

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 3773
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Jonathan Redfern

Jonathan Redfern examining unknown features from the Cretaceous of Morocco. Dinosaur footprints? Deformed mudcracks? Taken during a NARG field season.

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